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Author Essinger, Mary, 1932-
Title Wounded bird of paradise / Mary Essinger.
Imprint London : New York : Jessica Kingsley, 2004.

Subject Asperger's syndrome -- Patients -- Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Pen pals -- Fiction.
Boys -- Fiction.
Tropics -- Fiction.
Description 1 online resource (142 pages)
Summary When Mabelline sets out on a journey to visit her pen pal Rosa, she doesn't expect to be staying quite so long as she does. Mabelline quickly takes Rosa and her son Carlos to her heart, but she knows right away there is something different about the boy. When tragedy occurs, Mabelline is forced to be responsible for Carlos as he struggles to fit into a world based on rules he doesn't understand, and finds himself in serious trouble. Set in a tropical world of beautiful flowers and dazzling sun, Wounded Bird of Paradise is a story about love in an unlikely family, threaded with problems faced b.
Contents Cover; Wounded Bird of Paradise; Acknowledgements; Contents; Prologue; 1 Mabelline; 2 Flower Shop; 3 Dinner for Two; 4 Rosa's Bedroom; 5 The Boy Carlos; 6 Storm; 7 Ros a i s I l l; 8 Carlos Starts Work; 9 Second Day at Work; 10 Carlos at Home; 11 Trouble at Work; 12 Jemina; 13 The Tailor's Shop; 14 The Nursery Sheds; 15 Carlos Buys a Tuxedo; 16 Party; 17 Mabelline's Club; 18 Police Station; 19 Supervision Order; 20 In the Café; 21 Plant Inspection; 22 Perspectives; 23 Goats; 24 Brown's Hotel; 25 Goodbye Carlos; 26 Airport.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1423709845 (electronic bk.)
9781423709848 (electronic bk.)
1843102560 (pbk.)
9781843102564 (pbk.)
OCLC # 60714735
Additional Format Print version: Essinger, Mary, 1932- Wounded bird of paradise. London : New York : Jessica Kingsley, 2004 1843102560 (DLC) 2003026444 (OCoLC)53900169